Roland JV-1080
Roland JV-1080
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FP User 01/11/2008

Roland JV-1080 : Recensione di FP User (content in English)


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It's a bread n' butter module. 64 voices, 16 parts, a whole bunch of effects, 6 outs and 4 expansion card slots. I guess that covers the most important features.

Price paid



I really don't like playing around in menues.. but this module actually has a pretty nice interface (i like it more than the interface on my JV-2080). It takes alot more time to do stuff on this than on the JV-2080... but since the interface is clean and easy to understand i learned it fast without a manual. There are also some nice quick tutorials on how to use it on the net. (check this for example: )

It's metal, it's black, it looks cool! Never had any problem with either this or my 2080 (almost the same stuff..)


It got high quality samples. You can layer samples to make new sounds.. add effects.. play around. It really sounds great. The expansion boards (JV-SR-cards) adds extra samples and patches that mostly sound really nice. I almost only use the sounds as background stuff.. hardly ever any sounds from it for main melodies and stuff.. got other stuff for that. I use this module to build up some more atmosphere to my music.


Thinking of gettin' rid of my JV-modules since i don't use them so much as i really should. And for piano and drums + other stuff i really prefer using a sampler even if that means up to 10 times the work. The JV's are great workhorses.. does it work without fooling around!

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